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    Entry Level Radar ??

    Not this year, but next for sure. Looking for a basic setup that will give the peace of mind and safety that radar provides.

    What are good options in the lower end of the scale?





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    I had a JRC 2000 on my Hydra-Sport walk around. I loved the unit. Of course it was a CRT display, but it did its job. Be certain not to skimp on the scanner (open array will give you a more concentrated beam than a dome...but costs more). If you're taking the boat offshore, I would go for the most power for your budget.
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    To bad they discontinued the smaller units. But, I think JCR is retooling the recreational radar like the 1500 ($1100) witch was a bacic but very good radar per all the good reviews it has. Only thing I did not like was the dome kinda ugly but I guss you could paint it So maybe they' ll be back next year...
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    Hey Tony,

    Brad's got the same boat that I had (Formula 233).

    He'd look like a real googan with an open array on that boat :P LOL

    The JRC 1000 & 1500 are still available, and I would recommend them, Brad, based on guys I know that have used these. However, for the very very small price difference, DO go with the 1500! 8)

    Here's jtburf's link (tightlinerods.com) hard to beat his prices!!!

    http://tightlinerods.com/product.php...cat=360&page=2

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    Eric, can you imagine, a 48" open array twirling around atop my F-233....LOL. Googan might be an understatement. Open arrays are significantly better, however, on the platform I have and the arch that will be built for it, a radome will be the ticket. The JRC 1500 is the one I have my eye on....
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    I have the JRC 1500. I havent hit anything yet so I would have to say it works pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReelCrazySportfishing View Post
    I have the JRC 1500. I havent hit anything yet so I would have to say it works pretty good.
    yet?

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    What about the Furuno 1623 or 1715?

    Furuno versus JRC entry levels....which is better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum View Post
    What about the Furuno 1623 or 1715?

    Furuno versus JRC entry levels....which is better?
    Of JRC, I'd go with the higher model 1500 MKII.

    Of Furuno, the 1715.

    The rest comes down to $$$....significant diff in $$$$ between the 2 highest models.

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    For the JRC, the lowest I would consider is the 1500 MKII, however, Furuno does have my interest.

    Again, between the 2 (Furuno/JRC entry levels) which would you choose, and why?
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